Odom Reflects on Terrific Official Visit

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Osbourn Park (Manassas, VA) linebacker Quillie Odom called his official visit experience at Virginia Tech “inexpressible.” The 6-2, 210-pound standout arrived in Blacksburg on Friday and left yesterday, having witnessed Virginia Tech’s 17-0 win over rival Virginia and having enjoyed his time with Tech’s coaches and players.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Odom said of his official visit experience. “I heard Virginia Tech was a wonderful campus, but to see it for myself…it was even better than I thought it would be.

“On Friday night, I ate dinner with all the players. Jahre Cheeseman was my host. Over the weekend, we went out and he showed me the hotspots. He showed me the dorms and told me what he liked best about everything. I had a chance to see the facilities and the classrooms and everything, too. I like the way the classrooms are set up. I just loved everything about it.”

Virginia Tech’s coaches impressed Odom.

“They are all wonderful,” Odom said. “They make you feel comfortable. They are guys you want to be around. The feeling I got from the players was that the coaches have your back. They are honest with you about your strengths and weaknesses, but they have your back.

“I talked a lot to my primary recruiter, Coach Gray. He told me to stay on top of things. He said they look forward to having me down there immediately. He’s going to come up for a visit soon. I talked to the Linebackers coach and the Defensive Coordinator. They just told me to come in mentally ready and it would be easier for me. Once I know the formations and everything, it is easier.”

As for the win over Virginia, Odom said “I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I wanted to get out there myself.”

Odom is being recruited to play the Whip linebacker position. He was able to catch up with current Virginia Tech linebackers and came away with some valuable information.

“They gave me some background on what it takes to play on that level,” Odom said. “They gave me some background on workouts and things to help me out in preparing for Virginia Tech.”

Odom met Josh Oglesby and Tony Tucker over the weekend. Oglesby, a running back out of Garner (N.C.) has committed to Tech and plans to enroll in January. Tucker, a four-star defensive end out of St. John’s (Washington, D.C.), is uncommitted